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ago. according to the secretary of state's office. 59% of voters in california went to the polls yesterday. in 2008, that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half, or almost 55% of registered voters cast ballots yesterday. >>> the santa clara county registrar said it has almost a quarter million ballots to count. more than 35,000 provisional ballots. >>> stay with the 10:00 news. in 9 minutes, mitt romney's last minute decision after losing the election. plus, a tax hike, statewide. the refund some students will get as a result. and at 10:45 the vote yesterday that could set thousands of inmates free. >>> striking workers at raleys, and knob hill supermarkets rallied for support. they've been on the picket line for four days. workers rallied at this nob hill store in alameda. the workers are against proposed cuts to their health benefits, and also the elimination of people pay on sundays. one worker said he's been with the company for 23 years. >> i believe in this company, and i still believe in it. >> reporter: raley's issued a statement saying in part, it is
half of the california eligible voters mail in ballots these days. officials say about a third of the votes already cast a ballot. those who held onto it can still drop off the ballot at the polling place just don't mail it it n.at this point. it's too late for that. so it is too late. if you want to get it in by mail fcht you have trouble voting you can report problems to abc 7 news election night hot line. that number is poflted on our web site. >> california political practices politician accusing a arizona group of campaign money laundering. the state supreme court issued a rare weekend ruling ordering the nonprofit to disclose who is behind an $11 million contribution to support prop 32. the groups are not required to release their individual donor list. the states could find the pack or persue criminal charges. >> some of california heavy weights in san francisco trying to drum up support at the last minute for prop 30. this is a live look at the rally at the embarcadero. governor jerry brown is there today former labor secretary headlined a yes on prop 30 rally at uc ber
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
from them in 9 minutes. >>> student protest wrapped up at university of california at berkeley today. they want tuition cut now that prop 30 passed. ktvu's sal castaneda is live with how today's action is a far cry from what happened a year ago. >> reporter: for one thing the protesters have left, although these are a lot of students walking by, walk ugway from -- walking away from class. they say they were protesting to make higher education affordable to all. >> reporter: many braved the wind and the rain for a walk out and rally to demand tuition reductions now that prop 30 has passed. at one point it was pouring but that didn't dampen the spirit of the crowd. today's demonstration comes near the first anniversary of the occupy cal movement. last year police and protesters clashed when tents were removed. this year the demonstration has been noisy but peaceful so far. after the noon rally the crowd marched where meetings were held. they wanted to make sure the money raised by prop 30 gets used for public education. >> right now the money is not guaranteed to go to public education
including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says polic
the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super majority of democrats. pro tem steinberg says he's hopeful democrats will be able to raise taxes and pass budgets without republican support if they get. >>> decisive victory for feinstein who will return to washington for a fourth term the 79-year-old san francisco democrat defeated danville republican emken. feinstein was better known and better financed than emken and did not and would not debate her. >> katie marzullo continues our coverage with long cal races. >> reporter: i zoomed in on the -- bay area, no surprise to anyone all blue in all the districts in the bay area. we want to focus on some of the bigger ones, district 3 john garamendi, vs. vann he has held state office for four decades, vann is someo
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and mean
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >> now the passage of both proposition 30 and san francisco's proposition a provides sorely needed funds to san francisco city college as well. prop 30 narrowly passed and measure a received more than 60% of the vote. but the school is in such dire straits that long-term problems will still taunt administrators for a while. nbc's barry santiago is at city college with more. this is a long time in the making, arturo. >> it is, jessica, but the good news is city college will not have to cut its entire summer session, spring classes or even declare bankruptcy. but even the people who run the school will tell you they are far from being out of the woods financially. san francisco city college was facing imminent financial disaster. it faced bankruptcy and loss of its accreditation. but the passage of proposition a and proposition 30, along with changes in the way the college operates, is keeping the school on life support. it still has major pr
court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if you need to get across the bridge. up next we will take a look at highway 24 lafayette. this is near 680 traffic getting a little bit heavy there westbound. we also have a lot of standing water on 680 right near this location. be careful of that. highway 4 through bay point you c
. it is tax hikes on every household. today california leaders said the voters have spoken, but it is not clear if lawmakers can return to washington and work together. congresswoman nancy pelosi spent the day mixing and mingling at the presidio. but fixing the country's finances was on her mind. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth and the creation of jobs. we have to do it with cuts. we all know that, but we have t.o. do it with revenue. >> reporter: she will be returning to capitol hill pushing a deal backed by barack obama. that will include tax hikes on wealthier households. republicans who still control the u.s. house of representatives have started to dig in. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crow 80 the jobs everybody wants. >> reporter: what are the consequences if law i can makers cannot make a deal. >> the fiscal clip is very bad if it happens. it means we could have a huge recession next year. >> reporter: if scheduled budget cuts are imposed an estimated 400 government jobs could be slashed and about 400,000 j
time in eight years, people in california vote to raise their own taxes. how the governor convinced them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of ame
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
is asking a federal court for a six month extension on an order to lower california's inmate population by 34,000 over two years. the deadline is next june. the state has been sending low level felons to county jail but says it won't be able to meet that requirement without releasing some prisoners early that could pose a danger to the community. >>> san francisco board of supervisors set to decide long running argument over the issue of free muni fares for low income youth. the commission has awarded more than six million dollars to help implement such a program, some supervisors say the money would be better spent towards maintaining muni's fleet. the others support free muni for youth many transportation chief recommending spending part of that hone for the free program between february and june and again next fall and the rest of the money for muni maintenance and improvement. supervisors are expected to vote on proposed ordinance that would amen building code to allow construction -- to amend building code to allow construction of the tiniest apartments in the country, that vote wa
. >>> more details now on the wal- mart labor action. this was a scene in southern california. a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at the entrance to the store in the city of paramount. sheriff deputies ordered the protesters to leave and most of them obeyed but nine people did not and they were arrested without incident. >>> another arrest came in portland oregon. police took a 33-year-old protester into custody last night after he yelled at employees then refused to leave. things were peaceful outside the portland wal-mart today. >>> you know about black friday, how about plab friday. it's face wide but it started right here in oak hasn't -- it's nationwide but it started right here in oakland. >>> and temperatures dropping rapidly. where we could have some patchy fog first thing tomorrow morning and the temperature change you can expect for the weekend. >>> and it's on menus for $25 a bowl. but it won't be there for much longer. and some are claims that is discrimination. >>> thousands gathered at union square in san francisco tonight for the 23rd annual tree lights ceremony.
's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights. 1100 ornaments cover that 83-foot tree. >>> california's great america in santa clara the second annual global winter wonderland is underway. lights, lanterns and lasers highlight the display. they also have face painters, jugglers, fire dancers and fire eaters. >>> coming up, why they are planning to resume the remains of yasser arafat in a few days. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> this is abc7 news. >> veteran actor and '80s icon larry hagman has died. hag is probably best known as the oil baron j.r. august on the hit series "dallas." he appeared from 1978 to 1991. earlier this year he revived his j.r. role in a reboot of the series on cable. according to a dallas newspaper, costars linda gray and patrick duff
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
the potential for a thunderstorm. we saw some reported lightning strikes were the central california coast line. once the rain hits landfall. we will not see as much instability. you can see 8:00 a.m. most of the north bay is under heavy rain. it will grow more widespread and start to attend to five by 10:00 a.m.. this is the bulk of the ride. as it was the clock into the afternoon the showers will start to taper off. most folks will be dry as we head into later tonight. with this for system we could see up to an inch of rain a bit more in the north bay. temperatures now in the 40's and 50's. 49 in concord. 57 hayward and fremont. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain every day. keep your umbrella handy. friday's system will be wider than the first. light rain for saturday it will grow in intensity by sunday. we have the possibility of a 30 percent chance of lingering showers as we head into next monday and tuesday. more on what to expect that your extended forecast coming up. >> traffic doing fine at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. maybe some light rain on the western
says products are still being made and shipped for now. the company employs 1800 workers in california. hostess filed for bankruptcy in january. >>> president obama inviting business and labor leaders to the white house this week or talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi in san francisco for a veterans day event yesterday is returning to capitol hill to push a deal backed by the president to avoid that fiscal cliff with tax hikes on wealthier households, republicans have already started digging in. >> it will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth, creation of job, cuts, we all know that. also with revenue. >> if a deal with congress is not reached by year's end scheduled budget cuts will be imposed. 400,000 government jobs tied to defense could be slashed. another 400,000 other jobs would be he ed. taxes will go up on everyone -- will be eliminated. tax will go up on everyone. >>> congress is demanding answers on the investigation of david petraeus who quit after admittin
to the woman's friend. they are looking for a 2004 ford taurus of w a california license plate number of 6pkl1122. >>> an investigation into a kansas drug ring. the me da see know coast residents are -- mendacino coast residents are accused of selling marijuana that raked in $17 million from 2005 to 2012. the trials are expected to be held in kansas city kansas. >>> our time is 7:11 and believe it or not there was more violence along the border of gaza. what both sides are saying about how this is going to affect the cease fire. >>> and it's been hit by dozens of tsunamis, how officials in crescent city are trying to tsunami proof their fort. . >>> except for fog, it's going to be a nice day. temperatures starting off from 30s to 50s. mostly sunny, highs in the 60s. >>> the cease fire in the middle east, it's still in place despite violence, as soon as the truce started. israeli soldiers killed a 20- year-old palestinian and wounded two dozen more this morning. a group of palestinian protesters came too close to a border fence. hamas has tried to pull crowds away signaling the deaths will not
the california highway patrol conducted no investigation after the bus drivers exposed critical problems. >> do you feel the california highway patrol let you, the drivers, and the students down? >> oh, yeah, definitely. they sure did. especially when you're transporting special needs children. you let us down big time. >> reporter: the decision to fire you. what does that say about durham? >> they don't care. they just wanted me out. because i supposedly lied. i didn't lie. you've got the proof right there, tony. i want my job back. i want to be able to go back to see my children that i transport every day and that they miss me. they call me miss lorraine. some of them call me mama. mama lorraine. >> reporter: fighting for her students. in its letter to lorraine ramirez, durham said she was fired for violations of company policy. she believes the reasons were manufactured. after our investigation in may, ramirez tells us, she was called in to the office and told, if she talks to nbc bay area again, she would be fired. for the record, she did not talk again until after she was fired. jessica? >
formally legalized. california's voter approve ban on gay marriage and if the high court refuses to hear proposition 8 would stand and become legal in california. san francisco city leaders say if it happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> cat williams is in trouble with the law again and just weeks ago he was arrested in oakland on suspicion of a salt. coming up, why he may face new charges in sacramento. >>> and any are not -- and they are not sure whether they can shoot birds to keep them from planes. if shooting blank fail to scare them away, permanent employees may be allowed to use bird shot. they deferred that proposal to be talked about later. >>> there is a sky show on the way right now the final lunar eclipse of the year. and even if our cloudy rainy skies are there, you will be unlikely to notice the stage -- unlikely to notice the stage of theee lips and that will happen at -- eclipse than will happen at 6:00 this morning. >> let's check in with tara. not too bad for a morning commute. >>> that is right, not bad at a
. we have a weak system here. you can see them brushing along the northern half of california and weakening the ridge. and temperatures for the afternoon will be slightly cooler and above the seasonal average. nice pleasant afternoon for your sunday. out outdoor. it is a chilly one. upper 30s and 40's. and 45 in novato and around the bay area. and it feels a little better. >> 52 san francisco and in oakland and upper 40s in and around fremont this morning. for the afternoon, expect the temperatures at 69 degrees for santa rosa and in san rafael. upper 60s expected in oaklandle and 65 for san francisco. 67 for concord and into pleasant ton for the afternoon. and livermore, the south bay looking good. 59 san jose. and 57 expected for san mateo. we get into monday, we will continue with the dry conditions. our temperatures will begin to dip in the overnight hours with the clouds increasing by tuesday. temperatures will feel better as we get out the door tuesday morning and into wednesday, the clouds will begin to thick thicken. and then we have rain. they want to bring the storm
said the country could learn from california voters, prop 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing, a nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block. yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be embraced so also is revenue, revenue means taxes. >> reporter: sergio quinn tan that, abc7 news. >>> in a -- few hours free event in oakland will offer help for struggling homeowners banks are participating in a clinic, homeowners can get help with loan moderation -- modifications and other options. the clinic opens 10 this morning at oakland marriott convention center. go to abc7news.com. >>> update on story we brought last week missing historic cross found in the bay area has been resurrected in the mojave desert. the land became federal property in '94 and the cross became the center of a legal dispute cut off at the base and vanished two years ago. last week it was found in san mateo county and the cross was rededicated yesterday. >>> there are still questions surrounding the sudden resi
was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 opening. now it says the tunnel won't open until the first quarter of next year. the contractor needs more time for inspections and testing. >>> baseball write areas association of america will announce -- the giants' manager bochy took his team to
will account for pollutions but they can sell them. they will help drive california towards a clean energy campaign. >>> and they are cracking down on drivers who are sleepy behind the wheel. it is almost as dangerous as driving drunk and after 17 hours of driving, it is as dangerous as those who have a .7 alcohol level. drowsy driving deaths were very high in 2010. >> i get on the road at 3:00 a.m., i am drowsy, i'm sorry. >> i am going to have a cup of coffee, let's take a look at what we have, traffic is moving along pretty well and as we have been mentioning, northbound 280, getting to highway 17 looks good, we may have some schools out today. southbound 608 to sunole -- 680 looks good as you get to the bottom of the hill. >>> 43 in ocean beach, for some it is not bad and for others it is cold out there. overall it will be mostly sunny partly sunny to the north, mainly 60s, pam. >> all right, steve, coupling up next, -- coming up next, the bay area connection which was once at the supreme court. >>> coming up why the president thinks he should support higher taxes. >>> and they are pu
opened yesterday. >> the diversity of southern california for people were shot on campus and around 1145 after a halloween party. there about a hundred students gathered for this party that was hosted by campus student organization. four people were shot and one person is in critical condition. all four are in hospital. two people were taken into custody, the people that were shot as those of people taken into custody were not students. classes will be resuming at you as see this morning. >> to children in santa rosa were struck in hurt by a car while tracker trading last night. a tenure a boy and a four year-old girl were walking in a crosswalk just ahead of their parents when they were struck by a car. they were taken to the hospital and it does not appear that their injuries are life threatening. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. there is a one day strike to protest concessions that they say management is demanding. this will be the sixth strike and a series of strikes. they're upset about contracts that are under negotiation for about 18 months. this walkout is supp
people at the university of southern california. campus police say two men were arguing at about 11:30 last night when one pulled a gun and opened fire. one man was critically wounded three bystanders were also wounded with nonlife- threatening injuries. none of the people involved was usc students. >>> not far from there, three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd. los angeles police say three people were taken to hospitals one of them a 17-year-old who is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg. at least three men were taken into custody. >>> investigators are looking into the death of a man who was shot at an oakland cell phone store last night at the metro pcs store on international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt. but they are not releasing any more information. >>> san francisco police hope some new video will lead them to a guy behind a bus burning a few nights ago. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with how social media led them to another vandalism suspectly. suspect and police hop
for business. the pentagon has asked pg&e to send equipment from california to help restore power there. the hardest hit area, staten island in new york and the jersey shore where homes are completely destroyed. debris scattered all over the streets. in seaside heights, the historic boardwalk partially washed away and the iconic roller coaster now in the atlantic ocean. >> it is still hard to believe, you know? you feel you'll wake up any minute. >> what can you do, you know? you have to believe in tomorrow and, you know, hopefully everybody can rebuild. >> the major airports in the new york area are back up and running and partial service has been restored to some of new york's subway lines. nbc will televise a telethon tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. to raise money for the victims of sandy. new jersey native, bruce springsteen and john bonn jovi will be performing. >>> more fallout from the penn state child sex abuse scandal. today more charges were filed against graham spanier. state prosecutors say he was involved in the cover-up of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. senten
francisco's transit station is on display at california science center. the to joins a will scall a mastodon to a saber tooth cat or jawbone. we would take a break at 4:52. albany is drying out quite a bit. the bulk of the rain has pushed off the commute may be starting to dry out at least for some portions of the north and east bay. we will be right back. we are back at 4:54. >> a dancing with the stars host reveals that she has cancer. a scaffolding collapsed at fans at a lincoln park concert. the vice president tries his hand at acting in a popular sitcom. catherine kim has the latest stories on hollywood minute. >> dancing with the stars as co-host brook work is under--burke has direct cancer. >> this means that i will have a nice big scar here across my neck. >> the mother of 4¢ her surgery is scheduled saying the doctors told her this is it a happily ever after in the. >> a. lincoln park concert in cape town south africa took a turn--a dangerous turn. we were advised that several people were injured as the result of a collapsing tower outside of the venue. we express our deep sadness
't believe it. >> my first thought was we are in california, i haven't seen carbon monoxide poisoning since i was a medical student in chicago. >> the tests showed the carbon monoxide in the patient's system was abnormally high. but just about the amount of a heavy smoker. then his wife said he didn't smoke. he believes the c. o. readth were the result of the good work by the paramedics. >> and the fire department supplying oxygen to this patient so quickly and in such a high flow, i think that's why the level was lower. >> after consulting with the pear medics, firefighters decided to go back to the hotel and test the grounds for carbon monoxide. they isolated the ceo and the hotel guests was evacuated a diagnoser disaster was prevent the. >> we are kind of like detectives, it's kind of like a real live episode of "house" or something. >> but neither doctor say they think of themselves as heroes. >> i'm just a small piece of the big puzzle, but i'm glad that the diagnosis i made led to the safety of a lot of other people that potentially could have been seriously injured. >>> we have some go
to produce the number of inmates in california jails shocking details on the ktvu special report this may effect your families safety. >>> plus the 2013 class of road scholars has been announced. many winners has ties to the bay area. just $16.99. sizzler. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >>> welcome back. time now 6:24. in a ktvu special report thousands of bay area parolees may soon get a free pass from behind bars. the state wants to discharge 10,000 parolees at large from state parole supervision. the plan will only release low level offenders. however according to an internal department of corrections memo obtained by ktvu in the second and third phases, serious an
the number of inmates in california jails. >>> plus the big award for some of the bay area's brightest minds. >>> don't forget you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that developed while you were asleep sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call. texting the word wakeup to 70123. >>> welcome back. time now 5:24. four college students with bay area ties have been awarded rhodes scholarships to study at oxford university. kathryn laport is among the scholarship winners. the other winners include margaret hayden. stanford graduate student rachel kolb. and daniel price. they will receive about $50,000 a year for three to four years of studying. >>> charges have now been dropped against a raiders linebacker. mcclain was supposed to begin serving 180 days in jail but the other man involved in a highly publicized dispute decided not to press charges. mcclain was convicted of three charges after firing a gun during an argument last year in alabama. mcclain will not serve any jail time and he is legally cleare
report or new report shows the bay area job market should expand more quickly than california's and the rest of the nation's over the next two years. bay area jobs total should expand by 7.2% overall professional and business services will grow the most quickly, 15 1/2% over two years education and health care expected to grow by 10% leisure and hospitality by 9:00 -- by 9% the only losses are expecting from government agencies. >>> moraga school board president resigned hours after winning reelection tuesday. reports the superintendent e-mail-ed parents about the resignation, -- effective immediately. kristen cunnane is suing the district for could having up her claims of sex abuse years ago by two teachers. in response the district said her own carelessness or may have played a role in what happened. wednesday the moraga district apologized and directed its attorney to withdraw that line of defense. >>> mountain view police have shutdown a drug lab producing a psychedelic substance used by shaman in the amazon. the dug is known as dmt which authorities say -- the drug is kno
for a new bay area memorial. >> and showers slowly shutting down now across northern california. we saw a few actually south of san jose down around salinas and gilroy. in the see airs, snow still flying from highway 50 down toward yosemite and we'll let you know if rain and snow will impact the rest of the weekend when we come back. >>> vietnam veterans in the south bay broke ground today on a memorial in honor of the men ho did not return home. the san jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of the 142 south bay men who were killed in action. the monument is located in guadalupe park across the street from hp pavilion. the project has deep personal meaning for many involved. >> we're absolutely ecstatic that this is being built. obviously, it's not about us. it's about the 142 heroes that are going on on this wall. we have guys on the wall that we grew up with, we went 0 high school with. >> organizers used private money for the project but are also raising funds to pay some of the bills and for upkeep. it is expected to be complete in about two months. >> volunteers handed out
drier, curl in the atmosphere and clouds kicking up across southern california, clouds are coming our way increasing clouds today, that will cap our temperatures in the low 60s coast mid to upper 60s bay and inland before we get to that 40s and 50s when you step out this morning upper 50s to low 60s noon, mild during lunch, mainly in the upper 50s by 7:00. next three days, some of the wettest in the forecast, waves of rain for tomorrow, have the wet weather gear handy it could be raininging in the morning commute, again during the evening commute, rounds of showers for saturday, some of those rounds could be heavier than what we'll have tomorrow, then it looks like our best chance of rain will be sunday morning, sunday afternoon we may get a break that would be the only time this weekend. >>> san jose, northbound 87 this morning very light headlights northbound past hp pavillion on your left. no problems there. >> san mateo bridge still looking good from the toll westbound towards the highrise towards san mateo and foster city headlights headed in hayward direction no issues either di
of the fastest selling drinks in the nation is linked to deaths and health issues. >>> and a california couple with big bragging rights tonight. why these triplets are now world record holders. >>> in health matters, the fda is investigating a possible link between five hour energy shots and more than a dozen deaths. there is no evidence the caffeinated drinks caused any of the deaths or injuries, but an investigation is happening right now. the company says it is taking the reports very seriously. just last month the fda announced it was investigating five deaths related to monster energy drinks. >>> happy new year, today marks the high holiday for seafood lovers. the opening of crab season. the docks on fishermen's wharf were buzzing. the crabs were hardly unloaded before they were trucked off to seafood suppliers across our state. fishermen were on strike over a pay dispute this time last year. this year, no problems. processors agreed to pay them a higher rate of $3 a pound which means a higher rate of prices for we the consumers. >> it looks very fresh and delicious. >>> triple the pleasu
dropped seven cents. it's going for 3.41 a gallon. still pricey in california, the average 3.79. the bay area, 3.90. >> alert, the tasty cream colored cupcake might just survive. we'll learn more tomorrow after hostess begins to sell itself in bankruptcy court. hostess brings in nearly $3 billion in annual revenue. financial experts believe another company will most likely buy the ding-dong, ho-hoes and twempgies portion of hostess. >> till to come, the first big gadget of the holiday season is out, and in many places it's already sold out. >> fighting the fiscal cliff. what nancy pelosi says must be done to get the nation back on track. >>> one of the biggest nights in music. >> leigh: right now. live doppler 7hd picking up a few light showers in the north bay. we'll look at >> ama: house democratic leader nancy pelosi is stumping for president obama's economic plan to avert what analysts warn could be a so-called financial cliff. the congresswoman from san francisco says raising taxes on high income earners has to be part of the equation. >> just to close loopholes is too low. they wan
in a california park. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. >>> welcome back. live doppler you can see heavy drizzle showing up on live doppler 7 hd the reason why we have two hour and 43 minute flight arrival delays into sfo that extends into bay bridge, treasure island, yerba buena island into marin county. this is going to be the case today with moist southerly want we could have drizzle any time during the morning to light rain in the north bay. i still think our best chance of steadier rain will be in the north bay the west of -- the rest of us could have sprinkles to scattered light rain during the afternoon our steadier rain starting during the evening and overnight today in the 60s. >>> bay bridge toll, metering lights just turned on, wind advisory for the cantilever section westbound you can see delays past the first overcrossing towards san francisco. westbound highway 4 port chicago slow traffic accident blockin
will start at amtrak train station in fullerton in southern california and would end up in downtown las vegas. the ceo of the venture has struck an agreement with union pacific to run the train on its lines. the hope is the first train will hit the tracks on new year's eve 2013. tickets for the adults only train would cost $99 each way. >>> medically clear, but not starting. the quarterback controversy continues. alex smith has been cleared after concussion testing. according to a team source, the plan is to start colin kaepernick on sunday against the new orleans saints. earlier this week, there were reports that head coach jim harbaugh that kaepernick would get the nod on sunday. yesterday, the team insisted that no such decision had been made. they would make the call if and when smith was cleared by a doctor. we shall see. >>> a pair of bay area teens will get invites to a bowl game this season. san jose state is on track for the first bowl appearance since 2006. they could have a pick both according to the college hotline. they could end up from the hawaii bowl to the military bowl in d.
is 3% but at age 55. >> california highway patrol is also looking for new recruits. chp plans to take applications for next recruiting class in january but becoming an officer is not easy. screening process takes up to 18 months and leaves out of 97% of applicants. they must be between 20-35, no felony convictions. applicants must pass physical and psychological evaluations. >> some people who live in a small marina in redwood city are moving out while others are staying behind are fighting plans to convert the property into a condo complex. vic lee has the story. >> betty and her husband was leaving with all their belongings, this after living here for 12 years. >> it was wonderful. we enjoyed it. we had our little community. >> most of the people living on boats in this marina has left. yellow caution tapes mark the berths. 36 of some 88 tenants are still here. they were all given eviction notices that they would have to move by mid-january. pete's widow wants to sell the property to a developer who is planning to build a 411 unit apartment and condo complex. family attorney says al
county crashed in southern california and good samaritans pulled the couple to safety. it went down on the field of cal straight northridge. the pilot on his way to john wayne airport radioed he was having engine problems. they careen need a chain link fence and flipped over. >> a gentleman ripped off a door and me and my friend and another gentleman got out a lady. she was saying her legs hurt. her husband was in the airplane, so we got the man and he was gushing blood down his face. joy despite the description the man and woman are described with minor injuries. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> and now to leigh glaser for our first check on the weather and what is happening outside right now. leigh? >> ama, right now live doppler 7 is showing you clear skies and it is being reported up toward santa rosa where they have a quarter mile visibility. the fog is a big problem across the bay area. we will see it tomorrow morning. current readings in the 50s and as we look at the accu-weather 7 forecast coming up. >>> protests in egypt are growing more intense. three days after mohamed
. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our storm coverage continues. the first of a series of storms bearing down on the bay area. meteorologist steve paulson, is tracking on the -- is tracking the storm on radar, he will pinpoint where and when it
and two others are wounded after a workplace shooting in fresno, california. police say an employee at a chicken processing plant, 42-year-old lawrence jones moved methodically among the victims tuesday shooting them at close range. he died later apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. officials say that jones had an extensive criminal record and recently paroled. >>> now for a special election edition of what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online and as you heard after the victory was called first by nbc news, president obama tweeted the favorite picture of him hugging his wife with the message that read "four more years." it did go on to be the most retweeted tweet in the history of the site and moving the justin bieber tweet into second place. >>> it is hard to come up with a good excuse for not voting after you hear this, thanks to the example set by one chicago area woman. mother to be stopped to vote tuesday even though she had gone into labor with constructions five-minutes apart. she then drove herself to the hospital. the first-time vot
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